If you ever get to Japan, there are some places that you have to make sure you see. In order to ensure that you won’t miss out on any of them, you should come up with a list of all the attractions that you would like to see before you start your journey.
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This is the capital city of the country and it is located on Honshu Island. You will find a fascinating mixture of traditional and modern elements. If you visit the city for the first time, you may be overwhelmed by all the lights and the noises, but one you get used to it, you will see how magnificent the city really is.
photo by Rekishi no Tabi
In case you would like to get a taste of the country, this is the city to visit. Casual street dining is very popular here and you can find all kinds of foods, including takoyaki and shabushabu and then have some sake. If you are done eating, have a trip to Osaka Castle, Osaka Aquarium, the Museum of Oriental Ceramics, and the Bunraku puppet theatre.
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While Osaka and Tokyo present a modern image of Japan, you might be interested in the traditions of the country as well and in this case you should go to Kyoto. Since it presents Japan in a traditional way, Kyoto is often called “Japan’s Heartland”. This is also the land of temples.
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Although this is a small town with only seven thousand inhabitants, it has over three million visitors in only one year. It is known for the hot springs. You should visit the town even if you don’t need any therapy because it is a really special and unique place.
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This little city has become known when the Americans dropped an atomic bomb on it during WWII. 70 years passed since then and the city got totally rebuilt, but it still maintains some memorabilia to remind people of its dreadful past. You should visit these landmarks to understand what the city has been through.
photo by David McKelvey
This city is located on the Hokkaido Island. It is a modern city that is home to many festivals during the year. If you like sports, for sure you will appreciate the ski –fields. Also make sure to try the local beer, which is quite different from the beer that you are used to and maybe you will like it even more.